Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.5 on date 12-09-2019 and time 19:59:10 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.5 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 12-09-2019 19:59:10 (UTC)
  • 12-09-2019 21:59:10 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.28, 15.24 at 116 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Milazzo ME 6 31646 31646
Merì ME 12 2338 33984
Pace del Mela ME 12 6239 40223
San Filippo del Mela ME 12 7115 47338
Venetico ME 12 3911 51249
Spadafora ME 13 5021 56270
Condrò ME 13 493 56763
Torregrotta ME 13 7431 64194
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 14 1807 66001
Valdina ME 14 1355 67356
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 14 41583 108939
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 15 4650 113589
Roccavaldina ME 15 1133 114722
San Pier Niceto ME 16 2837 117559
Terme Vigliatore ME 17 7395 124954
Villafranca Tirrena ME 17 8584 133538
Monforte San Giorgio ME 18 2777 136315
Rometta ME 19 6650 142965
Saponara ME 19 3988 146953
Rodì Milici ME 19 2056 149009
Castroreale ME 20 2504 151513

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
29 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
40 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
74 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
87 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

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Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire *

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 ML 2.5 2019-09-12
19:59:10
38.28 15.24 116 2020-02-28
16:41:54
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 72977571
Rev 100 ML 2.6 2019-09-12
19:59:09
38.51 15.25 116 2019-09-12
20:07:59
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 72345911
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-09-12 19:59:10 ± 0.23
Latitude 38.28 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.24 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 116 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 72977571

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1570
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1129
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 129
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1570
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 57
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 55
Number of defining phases 55
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.42
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.15468
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.96502
Number of stations at which the event was observed 39
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 39
Magnitudes information

ML:2.5

Field Value
Value 2.5
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 31
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 72977571
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-12-03 10:16:15

ML:2.6

Field Value
Value 2.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 26
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 72345911
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-09-12 20:07:58
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:59.32 0.6 undecidable manual S 41 1.4956 120 1.13 27
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:56.07 0.6 undecidable manual S 24 1.3688 123 0.46 37
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:55.16 0.6 undecidable manual S 40 1.3256 124 0.41 38
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:52.82 0.6 undecidable manual S 37 1.2339 126 -0.13 41
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:48.42 0.6 undecidable manual S 79 0.9515 134 0.64 39
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:48.17 0.6 undecidable manual S 184 0.9929 133 -0.32 42
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:47.33 0.6 undecidable manual S 198 0.9722 133 -0.8 36
IV.SIRI.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:43.85 0.3 undecidable manual P 14 1.965 113 0.07 43
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:43.29 0.6 undecidable manual S 107 0.6682 145 -0.05 48
IV.BULG.HHN. 2019-09-12T19:59:42.20 0.3 undecidable manual P 3 1.804 115 0.44 44
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:41.13 0.6 undecidable manual S 92 0.5099 152 -0.21 48
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:41.13 0.3 undecidable manual P 14 1.7726 116 -0.24 46
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:41.54 0.6 undecidable manual S 127 0.4506 155 0.84 39
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:40.74 0.6 undecidable manual S 199 0.2617 165 1.61 27
IV.AIO.HHE. 2019-09-12T19:59:40.90 0.6 undecidable manual S 182 0.3049 162 1.48 29
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:39.52 0.3 undecidable manual S 93 0.3696 159 -0.41 70
IV.GRIS.HNE. 2019-09-12T19:59:38.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 18 1.5378 120 0.09 55
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:38.64 0.6 undecidable manual S 147 0.1547 171 0.05 53
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:38.15 0.3 undecidable manual P 41 1.4956 120 0.16 56
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:38.70 0.6 undecidable manual S 296 0.2302 167 -0.23 50
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:38.13 0.1 undecidable manual S 93 0.2077 168 -0.69 88
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:38.03 0.1 undecidable manual P 52 1.4866 121 0.15 75
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:36.60 0.1 undecidable manual P 24 1.3688 123 0.1 80
IV.CPTP.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:36.28 0.3 undecidable manual P 225 1.2177 126 1.5 35
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:35.74 0.1 undecidable manual P 40 1.3256 124 -0.26 78
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:35.38 0.3 undecidable manual P 214 1.2626 125 0.09 62
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:34.78 0.1 positive manual P 37 1.2339 126 -0.19 81
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:33.12 0.3 undecidable manual P 187 1.126 129 -0.66 56
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:32.23 0.1 negative manual P 79 0.9515 134 0.25 86
IV.PETRA.HHN. 2019-09-12T19:59:32.47 0.3 undecidable manual P 244 0.9929 133 0.08 66
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:32.56 0.1 undecidable manual P 222 0.8777 137 1.3 57
IV.GIB.HHE. 2019-09-12T19:59:31.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 254 0.9991 133 -0.74 55
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:31.51 0.1 negative manual P 198 0.9722 133 -0.68 77
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:31.42 0.3 undecidable manual P 250 0.992 133 -0.96 50
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:31.63 0.1 undecidable manual P 184 0.9929 133 -0.76 74
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:30.86 0.1 undecidable manual P 224 0.777 140 0.52 83
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:29.44 0.1 undecidable manual P 107 0.6682 145 0.02 96
IV.ESML.HHE. 2019-09-12T19:59:29.93 0.3 undecidable manual P 204 0.7177 143 0.11 70
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:29.56 0.3 undecidable manual P 232 0.5522 150 1.01 54
IV.IACL.HHE. 2019-09-12T19:59:29.44 0.3 undecidable manual P 291 0.7419 142 -0.59 61
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:29.22 0.3 undecidable manual P 214 0.545 150 0.72 61
IV.IFIL.HHN. 2019-09-12T19:59:28.48 0.3 undecidable manual P 299 0.598 148 -0.4 67
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:28.12 0.1 negative manual P 127 0.4506 155 0.23 96
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:28.44 0.3 undecidable manual P 245 0.5666 149 -0.21 71
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-09-12T19:59:28.90 0.3 undecidable manual P 198 0.4874 153 0.78 60
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:27.78 0.3 undecidable manual P 194 0.4056 157 0.14 74
IV.ILLI.HNN. 2019-09-12T19:59:27.43 0.3 undecidable manual P 306 0.2869 163 0.35 73
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:27.32 0.1 negative manual P 199 0.2617 165 0.33 98
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:27.18 0.1 positive manual P 231 0.3723 159 -0.29 97
IV.AIO.HHE. 2019-09-12T19:59:27.39 0.1 negative manual P 182 0.3049 162 0.24 99
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:27.94 0.1 negative manual P 92 0.5099 152 -0.33 93
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:26.98 0.3 undecidable manual P 93 0.3696 159 -0.47 70
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:26.47 0.1 negative manual P 296 0.2302 167 -0.41 96
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:26.29 0.1 negative manual P 93 0.2077 168 -0.52 94
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-09-12T19:59:26.35 0.1 positive manual P 147 0.1547 171 -0.32 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0005057316 0.3584 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:38.44
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00024417315 0.4864 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:39.26
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0002496086 0.5504 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:39.13
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000261194 0.448 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:39.94
IV.SICLA.EHN. ML:2.5 0.00025081695 0.3584 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:40.03
IV.SICLA.EHE. ML:2.6 0.00027545835 0.384 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:40.54
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.9 5.7820855E-5 0.576 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:41.04
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0005073549 0.384 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:42.46
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0002833122 0.3456 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:43.19
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.6 0.00028721905 0.32 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:43.21
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.7 0.0002990557 0.4992 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:43.21
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00031013645 0.4864 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:43.21
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:3.1 0.00084324485 0.2048 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:43.45
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0001604335 0.576 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:44.15
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00020577055 0.64 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:44.12
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:3 0.00065964535 0.1536 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:44.39
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2.4 0.00013261835 0.5248 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:45.38
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.6 0.00021778105 0.704 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:45.52
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.3 8.975902E-5 0.4736 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:47.69
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:2.7 0.00022232825 0.6272 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:48.35
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.5 0.00014149015 0.5504 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:49.50
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.000158054 0.64 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:49.50
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.5 0.00016706555 0.4224 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:50.51
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00017195655 0.5632 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:50.80
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00026450645 1.2032 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:53.55
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2 3.9680615E-5 0.256 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:54.10
IV.SPS2.HHE. ML:1.6 1.333403E-5 0.3968 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:56.51
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.1 4.77725E-5 0.4224 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:56.77
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00011956465 0.2944 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:57.74
IV.SPS2.HHN. ML:1.8 1.838242E-5 0.2432 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:57.50
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.1 3.9408185E-5 0.3456 AML other m 2019-09-12T19:59:57.84
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms *

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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